My original posting:
COPS warns that my /etc/mtab is world writable. If I change the
permissions of the file to 644, a reboot will set them back to 666.
Command 'egrep "umask|mtab" /etc/*' reveals nothing suspicious.
On a Sparc SunOS 4.1.3 machine, what sets /etc/mtab's permissions
Many thanks to
email@example.com (Dan Lorenzini)
"Ralph C. Wolman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
email@example.com (Einar Indridason)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Olav Lerbrekk)
email@example.com (Yehuda Bamnolker)
james mularadelis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ric Anderson <ric@Artisoft.COM>
email@example.com (Mattias Zhabinskiy 203-929-8810x251)
Tom Orban <firstname.lastname@example.org>
pamela@jupiter.Legato.COM (Pamela Pledger)
Kambiz Aghaiepour <kxaghai@srv.PacBell.COM>
email@example.com (Markus Buchhorn)
whose replies promted me to sandwich various statements by two
"ls -lg /etc/mtab >/dev/console" in /etc/rc* so as to determine
it was "quotaon -a" in /etc/rc that reset /etc/mtab's permissions
according to the value of umask. I have no idea why quotaon
would do such thing.
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